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Ceanothus velutinus

Snowbrush Ceanothus

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Appealing rounded mountain shrub with shiny leaves and white flowers.

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  • Lovely Shrub Form
  • Glossy Curled Leaves
  • White Blossoms
  • Sweet Scent

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Plant Description and Details

Snowbrush Ceonothus is found where the snow flies. Its branching shrub form invites the viewer to come closer to appreciate the waxy, curled leaves and white summer flowers. On a warm day, a breeze will stir its sweet, vanilla-like scent to perfume theair. Its seeds require cold treatment in order to sprout, and the bush needs snow as winter temperature protection in colder areas.

Common Names Snowbrush Ceanothus
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Foothills, slopes, mountains throughout the Intermountain West.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Mountain plantings, informal shrub.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 10 ft.
Group Spacing 5 - 10 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Early Summer
Maintenance Tips Prune old limbs to maintain desired form.
Plants Symbol CEVE
Family Name Rhamnaceae
Lewis & Clark Yes

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